Events

On this page we list events relevant to Equality and Inclusion, whether at the University, such as those held by the Staff Networks, in the wider Leeds area, or beyond. Know of an event which you think should be listed? Contact equality@leeds.ac.uk to let us know, and we can add it to our calendar.

For information on key religious dates, awareness raising dates, term dates and major national and international days of celebration or memorial, the Festivals and Events Calendar has been developed as a practical resource to use as a guide to support academic and wider event planning. Go to the Festivals and Events Calendar page.

Menopause for thought cafés are informal meet ups hosted monthly on Teams, which create time and a safe, respectful and confidential space to discuss the menopause. The cafés are open to everyone irrespective of age or gender and no one is advised to follow any particular course of action in them. The next Meno-Pause for…
Learn, acknowledge and celebrate Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic cultures! Leeds11, partners and friends are proud to bring you their celebratory programme for Black History Month 2021. The programme of events looks to bring everyone on a collective journey of insight and understanding into the wonderful achievements and success of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)…

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises World Mental Health Day as an opportunity “to raise global awareness of mental health issues and to stimulate advocacy”.  The World Federation for Mental Health has announced this year’s theme as  ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World. Mind have a range of resources to help you learn about mental health…
To mark National Inclusion Week 2021 the University of Leeds Chronic Pain & Fatigue Staff and PGR Network are hosting a workshop to discuss good practice for supporting colleagues with long covid and other chronic fatigue conditions. This informal seminar will comprise three short sessions in which we will hear from a former member of…
National Inclusion Week is designed to celebrate everyday inclusion in all its forms and promoting the importance of equality in the workplace. The theme for 2021 is about unity #UnitedForInclusion. Programme of events Creating the best City through inclusion Supporting Staff with Long Covid and other chronic fatigue conditions Picture a Scientist LinkedIn Learning courses…
South Asian Heritage Month is an awareness month that runs from 18 July to 17 August every year.  It had its inaugural year in 2020.  It’s aim is to raise the profile of British South Asian heritage and history in the UK through education, arts, culture and commemoration.  The ultimate goal is to support people…
UK Black Pride (UKBP) is a Black gay pride event that has taken place since 2005 in London. It is Europe’s largest celebration for African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Caribbean heritage lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people attracting nearly 8,000 annually. It was founded by Phyllis Akua Opoku-Gyimah, also known as…
22 June 2021 marks the fourth national Windrush Day and 73 years since the first Caribbean migrants arrived to the UK to help re-build Britain after the Second World War. Windrush Day is an observed day (not a bank holiday) introduced in June 2018 on the 70th anniversary of the Windrush migration. It was instituted following…
Carers Week takes place between 7-13 June 2021. It is an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers who have caring responsibilities for one or more children or other family members. Caring can be hugely rewarding but it can also be a challenging experience. The impact of caring for…
17 May is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHoBiT).  The day is marked worldwide, including in 37 countries where same-sex acts are still illegal.  The day was created in 2004 as a response to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, as well as all other people with…
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from Monday 10th – Sunday 16th May 2021 and the theme this year is ‘Nature’. Mental health has become more relevant to all our lives during the pandemic.  This year, get involved in Mental Health Awareness week by connecting with nature.  Going for walks…
The first ever Black Inclusion Week takes place between 10 and 16 May 2021. The aim is to tackle inequalities and celebrate Black Inclusion. The murder of George Floyd which was caught on video in the US not only motivated protests all over the UK, but it also ignited a national debate over Britain’s history….